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New Free Mini Heart Tapestry Wall-Hanging Ebook!

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mini heart tapestryCan you imagine where you’d hang this gorgeous mini heart tapestry wall-hanging?

Start thinking (How about next to your bed? Maybe over your desk?) because we are now offering a free ebook detailing how to make this beautiful and simple piece!

In this ebook you will learn:

  • How to set-up and warp a Mirrix Loom for tapestry weaving
  • The techniques needed to make an adorable heart tapestry
  • How to finish a small tapestry piece

 

Use your own materials or get the kit here (for only $18)

Click here to download the ebook.

Still need a loom? Consider our Heart Tapestry Loom Starter Package or click below for a free loom recommendation!

Mirrix Looms Ambassador Program

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Mirrix Looms Ambassador ProgramToday we are excited to announce the Mirrix Tapestry & Bead Looms ambassador program!

This program hopes to unite Mirrix Looms (both the company and the products) with talented bead and tapestry weavers from around the world. By connecting these gifted artists, quality weaving equipment and the networks of both, the hope is to simultaneously increase awareness of each ambassador and of Mirrix products.

Unlike our Social Market for a Mirrix program, Mirrix ambassadors will not be chosen through an application process. We will be seeking out ambassadors ourselves, looking for artists around the world who fit our criteria.

Each ambassador will have a unique role, but you can expect instructional blog posts, project ebooks, inspiration and more from these amazing artists.

We will be profiling our first ambassador soon!

 

If you do have a suggestion for an ambassador (or think you’d be a good one yourself), you can fill out the form below and we will keep the information on file.

Bracelets, Bracelets, Bracelets

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For #throwbackthursday we’re looking back at some old bracelet projects from around Claudia’s studio. Looking through these projects makes me want to take the rest of the day off and head to my loom! For more inspiration, visit our free projects page!

Bracelet Made on a Mirrix Loom

Bracelet Made on a Mirrix Loom

Bracelet Made on a Mirrix Loom

Bracelet Made on a Mirrix Loom

Bracelet Made on a Mirrix Loom

Bracelet Made on a Mirrix Loom

Bracelet Made on a Mirrix Loom

 

My Favorite Tapestry Technique: Guest Post by Rebecca Mezoff

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This is a guest post by Rebecca Mezoff

If you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed that I teach a lot of things about tapestry. There are times when I want to weave something insanely complicated. If I actually let this wish get the better of me, I might end up feeling like this.

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Molly McNeece, Cousin Trapped, pen and ink, watercolor

When this happens, I go back to some old tried and true tricks. My favorite is regular hatching. If you’ve had a class from me, you’ve probably tried this technique. I used it in the spirals in many of my Emergence pieces and sometimes I just weave it on a sampler to calm down a little bit, dork dedicated practitioner that I am.


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Weave-Along 16: The Spiral Split Split-Loom Necklace

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Spiral Split Split-Loom Necklace Weave-Along

Update: This event has closed

Introducing Weave-Along 16:  The Spiral Split Split-Loom Necklace
We’ve had a lot of people ask for instructions on how to make a split-loom necklace. That is where the inspiration for this weave-along came from. This relatively simple piece has an ornate feel and would look lovely with anything from jeans and a t-shirt to a fancy black dress. Want to learn the techniques used to make this necklace?

Grab your loom and let’s get started!

April 19th, 2015 – May 3rd, 2015

What’s a Weave-Along?
A weave-along is a FREE online course. Claudia Chase and Elena Zuyok of Mirrix Looms will lead participants through a project woven on a loom. Every Sunday participants will get an email going over what participants worked on week before and giving instructions and tips for the week ahead. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and engage with other members of the weave-along via email and social media sites including the Mirrix Facebook PageMirrix Facebook Group and Mirrix Ravelry Page. This is a community event!

Please note you must be using a genuine Mirrix Loom to participate

What You’ll Need:

-A Mirrix Loom, 8″ or larger with a 14 dent coil
-A beading needle (we love Tulip Bead Weaving Needles)
-Three colors of 11/0 Delica beads (10 gram tubes of each color). We used copper, turquoise and purple bead colors, but you can use anything you want.
-C-Lon beading thread (or other beading thread)
-Dagger beads

An Easter Egg Hunt

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This promotion has ended.

The 12″ Little Guy Loom loves playing hide and seek. Today, he’s hiding in an eggshell somewhere on the Mirrix Looms website. If you can find him, you’ll also find a discount code that can be used today only!

Here are the details:

What to do: Find a 12″ loom-in-an-egg in the store section of the Mirrix website. It is the same image as the one you see here.

What you’ll get when you find the loom-in-an- egg: You’ll see a coupon code that you can use for any item in our store for today only.

Happy (or should we say, hoppy) searching! 

 

And The Winner Is…

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At the beginning of March we launched a contest trying to find the member of our Facebook Group with the highest Eigenvector Centrality in March (Have no idea what that means? Check out the contest guidelines here.)

We calculated the data, made the graph and have our winner! Note that some people did not enter (or reneged their entries) to the contest. Special shout out to Susan Murry, who helped to make this contest what it was. Her graph is below.

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Susan Murry’s graph (highlighted in red)


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The Automatic Mirrix

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automatic loom

Introducing a NEW Mirrix Loom: The Automatic Mirrix. 

Plug it in and this new Mirrix runs completely on its own! All you need to do is send your design to the loom, ready the supplies and the Automatic Mirrix will do the rest!

No More:
-Sitting for hours in front of your loom
-Warping
-Weaving
-Picking up those tiny beads
-Having to learn tapestry techniques

Make anything from beaded bracelets to beautiful tapestries with the click of a button!


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Skill-Shares in New York City

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For the past 6 months or so I’ve been offering free weaving, knitting, embroidery and natural dyeing workshops in public spaces in Manhattan.  Most of time we are weaving since people seem to really respond to my lovely Mirrix loom, and I love any excuse to weave so I’ve planned a lot of tapestry skill-shares.  They have taken a few forms:

Public interventions:

I weave/knit/dye in public spaces, usually on the subway or in a parks and invite people to join me, usually with a sign.  These are an attempt to thwart people’s tendencies to isolate themselves, usually via digital devices, with the hopes of complicating their ideas of how public space is perceived and used.  My goal is to encourage people to engage, and even learn something instead of tune out of the world around them.  Admittedly, I too am often one of these people engrossed in my book on the subway.  So, I’m not saying there isn’t a place for tuning out – everyone needs their personal time, and God love you if for you that time occurs on the subway. I do however think it could be good to interrupt people’s habituated actions from time to time.

Public performances:

These are usually the result of no one joining me to learn the respective craft of the day, and this usually happens on the subway.  I’m not dissapointed about having the skill-share concept morph into a performance in this way, and am still grappling with the ideas that occur as a result. But, so far it means I feel I’m being perceived as more of a spectacle than an educator or artist, and because it’s such an unlikely place to do this sort of thing I sometimes feel a bit awkward.  In my first attempts I even felt kind of pathetic, forgetting my purpose and instead imagining what people must think of this crazy girl with a textile contraption and sign inviting people to join her.  But one day, several days after one of my first subway skill-shares, a woman approached me on the street
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Does Your Loom Travel in Style?

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sad loom bagDoes Your Loom Travel in Style? Mine doesn’t.

Mostly my looms travel in reusable shopping bags. It isn’t pretty, but I don’t have even one nice bag (besides some large travel bags, which aren’t terribly practical) that fits a loom bigger than my Mini. A few months ago I brought a few looms to a local store that was interested in selling them. I parked several blocks away and had three haphazardly packed shopping bags full of looms and other supplies. When I arrived I couldn’t find a thing in the jumble I had created at the bottom of the bags.

The topic of loom bags is something we’ve talked about endlessly at Mirrix. We’ve contacted bag manufacturers, talked to customers who have made their own bags and have looked into finding pre-made (Made in America) bags that would fit our needs. While there are many options out there, we haven’t gotten it together to even find the perfect bags for our own looms (as you can see from the picture above).

A couple weeks ago Claudia taught a weaving class in Groton, MA. We talked after the class and she couldn’t stop talking about what a wonderful class it was (see her blog post on it here). She also couldn’t stop talking about a bag one of the students had made for her loom.

This student was Bunny Pepin, author of the blog “La Sewista“. I’d seen her blog and her gorgeous bag, but Claudia says it’s even more amazing in person. “It even has a place for the shedding device” she shrieked over the phone.

la sewista loom bag outside

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The ultimate loom bag by Bunny Pepin

You can read through Bunny’s blog posts about her bag here:

My first ever loom bag

Loom bag #2, a long bound zip

Loom Bag #4, floating interfacing

The self drafted loom carrier, complete!

I know, I know, now you’re looking at the canvas bag your loom has been traveling in and thinking, “Do I need to learn to sew?” Fear not, friends, for in the near future Bunny is going to start selling her bags! The details aren’t worked out yet, but it looks like she will have a range from a basic bag to one with all the bells and whistles. We’ll keep you informed when we know more!

Thank you to Bunny for sharing your work!